It’s almost October and peach season is coming to an end. I would like to take this chance to bid it farewell with a simple Grilled Peach Toast recipe that is full of flavors and is always a hit in our house. As simple as it may sound, believe you me it is anything but. I tried this a while back with figs and it was equally delicious.
In order to get the best out of this toast you need to use a good loaf of bread. We love whole wheat, but you could use whatever you prefer, just make sure it’s a good slice of bread. Once you’ve decided on your bread you need to toast it in the toaster. If you don’t have one, lightly brush some butter on each side and toast the bread slice in a hot pan. Toasting the bread helps it keep its shape, this way it will be able to handle the toppings we will be adding without crumbling. So it is an important step, don’t skip it.
For the spread under the peaches I’m adding thick cream mixed with some honey. In the Middle east thick cream is an easy find in any supermarket, which is not the case in many other countries. For a good thick cream substitute, you can use Ricotta. Although it is a bit grainier than thick cream, it tastes amazing in this toast, I’ve tried it many times.
Why grill the peaches you might think. Well, grilling adds a whole new level of yumminess to the peaches coming from the caramelization of the natural sweetness in the peach when it hits the hot pan. Also, when we grill the peach it softens a bit making it easier to bite into with the bread and cream.
- A slice of a good loaf of bread
- 2 tablespoons thick cream/ricotta
- 1 teaspoon honey + a drizzle extra
- 1 peach cut into half and pitted
- A spray of butter/oil for grilling the peach
- Berries and mint for garnish
*Start by grilling the peach. On a hot grill spray some liquid butter. This is a new product which you can find now in supermarkets, it is similar to spraying oil on your pan only tasting like butter. Of course if you don’t have any you can use a small nob of butter or just spray some vegetable oil. Also, if you do not have a grill, use a regular hot pan. This is a simple flexible recipe and everything will do. When one side of the peach has gained those beautiful grill marks, flip it to grill for a couple of minutes on the other side.
*While the peaches are grilling, toast the bread. As I mentioned earlier, if you don’t have a toaster, spray or brush a bit of butter on the slice of bread and heat it on both sides in a hot pan. We need the toasting of the bread to enable it to keep its shape and handle the toppings.
*In a small bowl, mix the thick cream or Ricotta cheese with the honey. Don’t be tempted to add more honey, we will be drizzling some on top, plus the peaches are sweet enough and even more so once grilled.
*Now we assemble. In your plate, lay the toasted bread. Spread the thick cream and honey mixture. We like a thick layer, it keeps the whole thing moist. Lay the grilled peaches on top. Maybe add some berries if you have some lying around or in your freezer. Drizzle some honey and garnish with mint leaves. I mean, how beautiful does this look, and it tastes even better. It’s simple and easy and works as a quick breakfast before school or work or a simple snack. Enjoy!